Children of HIV patients to get free education in private schools

Priyangi Agarwal| Updated: Jun 14, 2017, 02.47 PM IST (TOI File Photo) BAREILLY: Children of HIV positive patients will now be entitled to free education in private schools up to Class XII under the Right to Education (RTE). Children between three and seven years will be given admissions in nursery and Class I from this academic year (2017-18). The anti-retroviral therapy (ART) centre in Bareilly has so far identified 19 children in this Officials said that irrespective of their family’s financial condition, children of HIV positive people can now apply…

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Virtual Reality Helps Paralysed Patients Regain Feeling

Virtual reality has helped eight paralysed patients regain some feeling in their legs in “a big surprise”, say scientists. The clinical results of the programme in Sao Paulo, Brazil, show the participants have some sensations and muscle control in lower limbs. A team led by neuroscientist Dr Miguel Nicolelis, of Duke University in North Carolina, used a virtual reality system which monitored the patients’ brain activity to simulate control of their legs. The programme helped the participants convert brain activity into electric signals that power brain-controlled robotics such as exoskeletons and…

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